The Visiting Assistant Professor, in the School of Science provides educational services in the department of Geosciences to traditional and non-traditional students during the day or evening. The Visiting Assistant Professor may be required to teach Geography and GIS courses on campus, off-campus, and online courses depending on need of the department and location.
- Teaches introductory and upper level courses in Geography and GIS, as well as specialty areas within the field.
- Responsible for teaching undergraduates through active learning pedagogy and will show aptitude and inclination for engaging students in research, both through individual mentored research as well as course-embedded undergraduate research experiences.
- Develop and implement a program of instruction that meets the needs, interests, and abilities of students and is consistent with University requirements.
- Assess student abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives, in order to maximize student achievement.
- Plan and employ a variety of appropriate instructional/learning strategies and activities that serve the needs and capabilities of the students and are compatible with the physical facilities.
- Manage student behavior in the classroom.
- Continually communicate to students (either in writing or verbally) instructional expectations, as well as student progress.
- Actively participate in and work with University personnel in planning effective instructional goals, objectives, methods, and curriculum.
- Exhibit a commitment to scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service.
- Participate in professional growth activities including staff meetings, in-service, and staff development as required or assigned.
- Assist in the documentation of student progress by efficiently maintaining and submitting appropriate records and reports.
- Ensure that the classroom or instructional environment is healthy, safe, and conducive to learning.
- Participate in extra-curricular activities as requested by the head of the department or the Dean of the School of Science.
- Serve on various committees.
- Belong to educational/professional associations (within concentration) and participate in their activities.
- Take attendance and keep attendance registers, according to JSU policy.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the department head.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- Doctorate in Geography or GIS
- Accomplishments sufficient to indicate the ability to meet requirements of the rank of Assistant Professor at JSU in teaching, service, and scholarly publications
- Experience and knowledge of the following: Physical Geography and Earth Science, Weather and Climate, Intro and upper level GIS course.
- Cover Letter
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